Best Reader Photos of 2018

MOMENTS—Acorn readers gave us some amazing pictures this year, and these are three of the best. At top, Jeff Roth captured a lone firefighter taking a break in Calabasas during the Woolsey fire. Left, Jennifer Buzza was in good position for the October plane crash on the 101. Above, Kim Barker of the California Wildlife Center shows a cute squirrel […]

Help seniors with post-holiday letdown

Other Side of 50

The 55-plus community my mother lives in has a weekly get-together at its clubhouse. Everyone who chooses to come brings a food item to share and visiting with one another includes the goings-on in their lives—who welcomed grandchildren, who’s expecting visitors and talk of current events. Showing up at last week’s gathering were only nine people, when most of the […]

Call for student artists

The Arts Council of Conejo Valley invites student artists to enter the Hang with the Best 2019 show. Students in grades six through 12 in the greater Conejo Valley are eligible to enter. Hang With the Best will run from Jan. 11 through Feb. 13 in the Galleria at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. […]

November to remember

Woolsey fire, Borderline still painful

A campground murder, a mass shooting, a devastating wildfire and, oh, a stock-market meltdown: These are the things rocked our world in the second half of 2018. But the news from Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Oak Park wasn’t all bad as residents showed remarkable resilience. By the end of the year they had come together to support a […]

Marie Brude

“It is with great sadness that the family of Marie Claire Brude announces her passing after a long battle with lung disease, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Agoura Hills, California, at the age of 78. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the age of 17, she went to serve as a Sister of Charity of the Blessed Virgin […]

Ride to the Rose Parade

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will host a trip to the Pasadena Rose Parade on Tues., Jan. 1. The 129th annual Rose Parade theme is “The Melody of Life.” The grand marshal is Chaka Khan. The bus will leave from the Agoura Hills Civic Center, 30001 Ladyface Court, at 6 a.m. and return at approximately 2 […]

Mountain man on the run

Major crimes a hallmark of 2018

The November mass shooting in Thousand Oaks capped a year in which residents endured a multitude of crimes not normally associated with the region. Locals were shocked to learn June 22 that an Irvine father of two had been the victim of a murder at Malibu Creek State Park campground. Tristan Beaudette, 35, was sleeping in a tent with his […]

Look and feel good during workouts

The right kind of apparel can make a difference

When it comes to clothing, people embrace different styles— even when exercising. Whether you do aerobics or yoga, play tennis or go cycling, there are specific togs made for each activity. So how do you pick what to wear? Some choices are common sense. Even a novice cyclist can understand that padded bike shorts will add an extra degree of […]

Rams take the game to Lupin Hill

Abandoned cars appear in burned out canyons

Vehicles once covered up are now exposed

The Woolsey fire that denuded much of the Santa Monica Mountains from Oak Park to Malibu has uncovered an interesting secret. Numerous cars that were abandoned over the years are now visible to the naked eye because the brush that once hid them has burned away. Acting on a report earlier this month, four volunteer teams from Malibu Search and […]